Hungarian AKs Having Shorter-Than-Standard Piston Tubes
Length; 5.75 inches.
Same as M1-B
but designed for the shorter piston tube of many Hungarian AKs. Replaces original piston tube and clamps
directly to barrel for maximum stability and accuracy. Solid, one-piece 6061-T6
hard anodized aluminum body. Includes barrel clamps of 4140 steel, screws,
Allen wrench and instructions. A rock-solid platform for your premium optics.
fit, and cannot be made to fit, "Krinkov" type weapons.
M7-B adds critical functionality to this AMD-65. This semi auto version makes
an excellent sporting weapon. The shorter AK, with its folding stock, was
originally designed for motorized units. It's smaller size makes it easier to
handle in the confined spaces of troop carriers, aircraft, and other vehicles.
It uses a 20 round magazine (shown) for the same reason, but it will take the 30
round mags too. The ventalated metal "forend" required some minor
fitting to make room for the mount and barrel clamps. This was easily
accomplished using a Dremel tool, finishing afterwards with some cold bluing
purpose of the extended muzzle break, in this case, is to get the barrel length
up to the minimum 16 inches required to (apparently) render the firearm
unsuitable for criminal or nefarious applications in the U.S.. Certainly
though, this little weapon is handsome, accurate, tough, potent, reliable and
affordable, not to mention extremely cool (when was the last time you said that
about a politician?). This entire package with UltiMAK mount and Aimpoint CompC
reflex sight, several spare magazines, case, and a small supply of ammo, cost
less than a thousand dollars.
Romanian Draco pistols and Short Barreled Rifles as is. For some Dracos, the
mount will need to be shortened slightly at the front. In other cases it is
reported to be a little "too short" on a Draco, which tells us it's a
proper fit. In either case, the M7-B is the correct mount for your Romanian
UltiMAK M7-B Optic Mount fit my rifle?
M7-B Optic Mount has been engineered for compatibility ONLY with particular AKs
that have shorter-than-standard gas tubes. These shorter gas tubes will measure
approximately 5 and 7/8 inches. We say "approximately" because AKs
tend to vary slightly.
measurement can be taken only with the gas tube removed from the rifle.
Do not order
the M7-B simply because you have a Hungarian AK. Some of them have standard
length gas tubes (approx. 6 and 15/16 inches)
stamped metal forend as found on the AMD-65 curves inward at the top, and will
need to have some of this top portion removed to make room for the mount and
clamps. Placing the mount over the forend and marking the forend with the
location of the two clamping positions with a pencil makes for an easy and
accurate grinding job. A 3/8 to 1/2 inch diameter grinding stone on a Dremel
tool makes easy work of this, and took only a few minutes. Synthetic or wood
forends typically need no modification.
AK mounts are designed to be slightly shorter than the original gas tube. This
helps in two significant ways. 1. It ensures a fit on your AK without custom
fitting, which would require cutting through the hard anodizing-- a nasty
process that will ruin all but the best carbide tools. 2. More importantly, the
shorter tube can be mounted so it does not press against the rear sight block
or the gas block. In this way, the mount is not jammed against any part of the
barrel assembly at either end, and the barrel can expand and contract with
temperature changes without changing point of impact. Several customers have
indicated an improvement in accuracy after installing UltiMAK mounts on their
some badly assembled rifles, and some rifles that are at the extremes of AK
dimensions. If you cannot make your UltiMAK Optics Mount fit and function, you
may return it to us (undamaged) and we will cheerfully refund your purchase
price. Alternatively, trade your crooked AK in for a straighter one, and enjoy
the benefits of the UltiMAK system.
will not fit, and cannot be altered to fit, the super short "Krinkov"
type AKs. For the Knrinks (AKS-74U type) use our M-13 optic mount.